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Journey's Jonathan Cain says feud with Neal Schon is over

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Journey’s Jonathan Cain says his war of words with guitarist Neal Schon has ended.

Just two months after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, the two band mates got into a very public spat and traded barbs on social media.

In one Instagram post at the time, Neal Schon alluded to Jonathan Cain by writing: “I want to be elevated by whom I play with, not feel like I’ve got cement shoes. If anyone is unhappy they are not running my band, then they should leave.”

In a comment that was later deleted, Schon hinted that Cain’s 2015 marriage to Pentecostal Christian televangelist Paula White-Cain, who is the personal minster to Donald Trump, could be a source of some of the friction.

Although fans feared for the future of the band, Journey went on to announce a sprawling co-headline North American tour with Def Leppard, which kicks off at the XL Center in Connecticut tonight (21st May).

Now, after joining forces at rehearsals for the tour this month, Jonathan says the pair have completely ‘reset with each other’ and the squabble was over ‘a misunderstanding.’  

He told Albany, New York radio station Q103: "We just finished five days of rehearsal. I think we've completely reset with each other.

“I'm looking forward to a great tour with him and the rest of the guys. We've been together 38 years. There's always going to have a bump in the road. I don't know any marriage that hasn't had any squabbles. It was a misunderstanding, and I think we're ready to move on from all that."

Elsewhere in the interview, Jonathan hinted that Journey could possibly record a follow-up album to 2011’s ‘Eclipse’.

Quizzed about a new album, Jonathan said: "We're going to start writing and looking at it, and seeing what inspiration, where it may lead us. I'm certainly open to it."

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